DURHAM, N.C. — Quinn Cook scored a career-high 27 points and No. 1 Duke held Clemson to its lowest-scoring half in 12 years in a 68-40 victory Tuesday night.
Ryan Kelly added 12 points in the first half but sat out the second with what team officials said was a right leg injury.
The Blue Devils (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) shot 48 percent, built a 42-31 rebounding advantage and pulled away down the stretch to improve to 58-4 at home against the Tigers.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Jabari Brown had career-bests of 22 points and five 3-pointers and Phil Pressey responded from a shaky first half with 11 points and 13 assists to lead Missouri in its Southeastern Conference debut.
Trevor Releford had a career-best 26 points for Alabama (8-6, 0-1), which has lost six of eight. Coach Anthony Grant lost for the first time in seven career conference openers, three at VCU and four at Alabama.
OMAHA, Neb. — Ethan Wragge matched career highs with 22 points and six 3-pointers for Creighton, which got off to a blistering start.
Doug McDermott added 16 points, Jahenns Manigat had 13 and Grant Gibbs 10 for the Bluejays (15-1, 4-0 Missouri Valley Conference), who won their ninth straight game.
TAMPA, Fla. — Skylar Diggins scored four of her 19 points in overtime, helping second-ranked Notre Dame overcome cold shooting and hold off South Florida for a victory.
Natalie Achonwa had 20 points and Jewell Loyd finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (13-1, 2-0 Big East) in their first game since handing then-No. 1 Connecticut its first loss of the season.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Antonita Slaughter drained a 3-pointer to open overtime and finished the extra frame with six of her 10 points as No. 15 Louisville earned its first Big East Conference win, topping Rutgers.
STILLWATER, Okla. — Liz Donohoe scored 24 points and No. 21 Oklahoma State bounced back from defeats in its first two Big 12 games, beating No. 17 Kansas 76-59 Tuesday night.